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political figure in america who is anything remotely like that. michael bloomberg. new york city's mayor. he's an ex-republican and ex-democrat. he's now an independent. he's in his third term as the highly visible mayor of america's largest city. before it happened today, nobody expected michael bloomberg to make an endorsement at all in this year's presidential race. that's mostly because he said he wouldn't. back in june mr. bloomberg made sure to be overheard telling people at a party in new york city he intended to remain publicly neutral in this year's presidential race. but then today he didn't. in the midst of this city's ongoing and complicated and exhausting and heartbreaking and painstaking response to this unprecedented storm, the mayor of new york city published this 17-paragraph endorsement of president obama. the fact that nobody knew it was coming and that he said he wouldn't make an endorsement just made it that much more important. as did the fact it was not at all clear if he was going to make an endorsement the guy who he would endorse would be president obama. i mean, mi
it this way, in new york city, people can't find gasoline, and some went to find food from dumpsters from the stores, because they have no power or water, and what the stores have is still good, although it needed to be thrown out. and since you're going to hear the memory of katrina invoked more and more in the coming days, like katrina, three days out, we're still learning about places receiving very little help and attention, like staten island. ann curry has more. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you, that is right, the outrage boiled over here in staten island, because more than three days after the hurricane here, people from the close-knit community accused them of responding much slower here than to the richer parts of the city. >> every single person on this block lost everything. >> reporter: staten island has had enough. >> we just want everyone to know that we are hurting down here and we need help, immediately. >> reporter: residents here are asking why hasn't more help arrived? >> i think we're not getting more attention, because we are a working class neighborhood. and i
are broadcasting from new york city and st. louis, missouri. the death toll of superstorm sandy along the eastern seaboard has jumped to 98 as more bodies are recovered by the dead. 40 people have been killed in new york city, half of them on staten island, which was overcome with devastating flooding. staten island residents have criticized local and federal officials for allegedly ignoring recovery there, saying they're in desperate need of aid. new york city is facing criticism for continuing with its famed annual marathon nday, , spite calls for postponement. supporters of a delay have argued the marathon will divert attention and resources from aiding the hundreds of thousands who still lacked power and are in need of relief. utility officials have predicted that electricity will be mostly restored to lower manhattan by the weekend. though several million from long island to new jersey could be in the dark for a least another week, some 1.6 million people remain without power in new jersey. it is e state hardest hit by the storm. new jersey officials have disclosed some 336,000 gallons of di
. i can report to you right now, the new york city sanitation has set dump trucks and tractors that are at the end of this street picking up debris. the floodwater actually destroyed property inside the homes. take a look at this pile of garbage. refrigerators, furniture, all of this has to be dumped and take it out of here. if it sits here with the water damage, it will begin to mold. they are setting up port of parties so they can have sanitation. verizon is setting up a tower. that is a situation right now. we have been watching total strangers come by on this street offering food and water to people who live here. that is the latest from the situation here. no need to tell you they are. that's the marathon will be run did they think it should be postponed for another week. connell: thank you very much, adam. dagen: by the way, i just re- tweeted a column about why the marathon should not be run. power outages, meantime, still causing major problems. unbelievable, almost undescribable problems for drivers. take a look at this video. long lines at gas stations. not because of
limited service between new york city and boston. new jersey transit will start moving today with limited service. the new york subway system making advances, little by little. the m-train, which links queens to manhattan, just started run. there are still no trains running from low 34th street where half of manhattan remains this morning in the dark. so the millions of new yorkers who depend on subways are now waiting, as you can see in these pictures, in long lines for city buses. for those who drive into the new york city area, the lines stretched for miles yesterday. enough to make you turn around and stay home. in an effort to ease gridlock in the city, the mayor has ordered all vehicles entering manhattan must have at least three passengers. that stands for the rest of the week. there are check points set up on the way into the city with cars not meeting the three-person rule being turned away. and you're only beginning to make your way to new york, if you're lucky, to find gas or cars. about 80% of new jersey stations are either without power or without fuel. those that do have gas
've been forgotten. >> this is new york city, the financial capital of the world. putting right what's happened here is going to take many months and maybe longer. >> and getting ready for new leaders in china. tonight we continue our series of special reports on the challenges they'll face. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. with just four days to go before the u.s. presidential election, a new jobs report is fueling arguments on the campaign trail. it seems to have something for everyone. president obama is time-outing that more jobs were -- touting that more jobs have been created than were expected. romney says the overall elm ploit rate is actually up. now starts the weekend blitz and the bbc's adam brooks has been watching the reaction for us. >> the voter in the state of ohio -- >> in 2008 we were in the middle of two wars and the worst economic crisis since the great depression. today our businesses have created nearly 5 1/2 million new jobs and this morning we learned the companies hired more workers in october than at any ti
that the storm killed 94 people in the united states. here in new york, the latest count by city officials indicates now 37 deaths, 19 of those on staten island alone. the red cross today century spons units to the hardest hit areas to distribute water. fema officials arrived there today with food and supplied. governor christie's office announced today that new jersey transit will restart with service tomorrow. officials are working to expand the limited service of the subways. amtrack will begin to run partial service of the city tomorrow. growing problem will be lines at stations stretching for more than a mile. in the city of yonkers officials are limits customers to no more than ten gallons. in south manhattan people went through dumpsters today to look for unspoiled food thrown out by a super market. officials warning that the east coast could be hit by another storm this time next week. the devastation on staten island the new york borough that was the hardest hit. we get the latest from nbc news correspondent. anne? >> good evening. three days after the hurricane. people in this co
that staten island was hit the hard est of all the areas of new york city. >> when you look at the geography of it it is the most exposed and direct ocean exposure up there and what i have been wondering about. was it a matter of us getting the tv cameras down there in order to get the attention that media resources were distributed in lower manhattan and elsewhere. but it seems like the media got there before government help started focusing obthere. when you have media and senators together. they bring along the media and i think having them come out here and pointing the spotlight on what we have been seeing for the last few days first hand got people's attention. and people realized how really bad it is out here on staten island and i think it does. the media in the last couple of day days in other areas of the region how bad it is i think today we have seen the results of that coverage just this morning. we now have red cross out here. the national guard has a presentation out here as of tonight. so, it has had a positive impact shining that spotlight on staten island and what we are go
. >> reporter: it's a nightmare in new york city for some. despite limited subway and mass transit service up and running, it's a super slow go and thousands have to commute by foot. >> walked across the brooklyn bridge. >> in manhattan hundreds of thousands still in the dark, some cold and starving. >> people are dumpster diving and what they are going after is the food. >> reporter: it may be days before the power is back. >> over 100,000 power lines on ground. >> reporter: across new york's long island power is out and patience is running out. >> i don't have the transportation out of here. >> reporter: in toms river, new jersey, a high school is now a shelter. in westwarck, connecticut, belongings remain strewn about. >> we need to get cleaned out. >> reporter: in west virginia the weight from sandy's heavy snow on monday has now collapsed roofs. the storm's wrath widespread and strong. >> no heat. we have no power. >> reporter: still, officials are encouraging. >> the good news is that there are a lot of people who want to help. >> reporter: but the grim reality, not so easy to swaggo, s
the decision to go ahead with the new york city marathon sunday. mayor michael bloomberg says it won't hurt storm relief efforts. and in lower manhattan where power may not come back until the weekend, our reporter from wnbc found an incredible sight near a supermarket. >> look how desperate it has got in here in this neighborhood. people are dumpster diving and what they're going after here is the food. some that i've spoken with so hungry they literally pried open this dumpster and they are literally picking through. >>> four days after san dirks fatigue and frustration mount as people wait for electric power and more help to meet the overwhelming need. nbc's danielle lee is in atlantic city, new jersey, for us this morning. danielle, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. the ones famous atlantic city boardwalk now dismantled and empty. it's evidence of the long road ahead that's already leading to frustration. more than 30,000 have asked for aid. all up and down the jersey shore crews are beginning to remove debris to try to get the power back on. in parts of new jersey,
unbelievablably the new york city mara thon goes on sunday. most important picture on the cover of the new york post the gen rators are putting electricity to tents in central park instead of the entire area of staten island or long island. that area has no power or home or shelter, nothing. >> steve: it is here in new york city and streets of midtown are fill would of people who are here for the mara thon that is here this weekend. and politicians said why didn't they cancel it. we understand millions of dollars come in the city. but still, we have people in the water in new york city. it is the worst storm to ever hit new york city, eric, why is it going on? if rudy guiliani was the mayor of new york city. those generators would not be parked outside of a tent in central park they would be in staten island. >> eric: number one the morgs on staten island. they are using make shift morgs-- morgues. and mark them in the gas stations where the lines are long. only a few have power . number three getting power to people. like those people . we have no clothes. we can't get back in our homes. new y
supplies and sent off to new york and new jersey. the city of hoboken is finally getting back on its feet after flooding stranded 20,000 people. governor chris christie says the power situation has drastically improved. >> remember, at the height of the storm we were at 2.7 million. a million more customers have been restored. >> in connecticut, garbage is piling up all along the streets as flooded basements are being cleaned out. let's go back to new york. washed out subways are starting to come back, and there are huge lines on buses as the city deals with a gridlock nightmare. work could begin today on removing that massive crane that's been dangling high above a midtown manhattan street. and a lot of people are questioning the decision to go ahead with the new york city marathon on sunday. to lower manhattan where power may not come back until the weekend. our reporter from wnbc found an incredible sight near a supermarket. >> look how desperate it has gotten here in this neighborhood. people are dumpster diving. what they're going after is the food. some i've spoke within are so hung
in nine states. in new york city, firefighters and police went door to door oncking on residents. mayor michael bloomberg said the death toll in the city is up to 37 now. today, police recovered the bodies of two staten island children who were literally torn from their mother's arms and swept away on floodwaters monday. millions of people in 11 states from virginia to new hampshire are spending a fourth night in the dark. nearly 4.5 million homes and businesses are without electricity. but the cavalry is on the way. the air force is shipping utility trucks and power generators from california 7board 17 aircraft. and the new york city subway started running again, but the service was very limited. ongt meant long lines for buses. >> watch your step. be careful with the person in front of you. >> pelley: and even longer lines of cars cross the bridges into manhattan. in new jersey and on long island, cars lined up as far as the eye could see for gasoline. many stations are closed, either out of gas or without power for owerpumps. in some parts of new york city, the lines were for food an
and running as normal. >>> the new york city marathon will take place on sunday. the new york road runners announced they will be donating $1 million as part of the campaign to help victims of sandy. con on versy surrounding the race. some felt it was trivial or too much of a burden on police to hold the marathon. but new york road runners say running the race shows the city's resilience. >> if the decision made the decision to cancel this race, there would have been at least as great of con vo tro versy, because this has always been known as the greatest day in the life of the city. >> nearly 47,000 runners participated in last year's marathon, the organization says they are expected up to 20% fewer runners in this race because of sandy. people are still undecided about whether or not the road runners should continue with the race. a lot of people backing out. a lot of people from our area. >> the police department and mayor says this will not impact the police department and other agencies have to do with the rest of the city as a result the storm that's come through. at the same time, t
amtrak will begin offering limited service between new york city and boston. and new jersey transit will also start moving today with limited service. the new york subway system continues to make advances. the "m" train linking queens to manhattan just started running, but there are still no trains running below 34th street where half of manhattan remains in the dark. so the millions of new yorkers who depend on subways, they're now waiting in those long lines for buses. for those who drive into new york city, the lines at city bridges stretched for miles yesterday, enough to make you turn around and just stay home. it's simply not worth it. it will take all day to get in in some cases. in an effort to ease gridlock inside the city, the mayor has ordered all vehicles entering manhattan to have at least three passengers for the rest of the week. there are checkpoints set up on the way into manhattan with cars not meeting the three-person rule, those cars turned away. and you're only beginning to make your way into new york if you're lucky enough to find gas for your cars. about 80% o
to one business owner who says order is unof ravelling fast. >>> a firestorm erupt over the new york city marathon, generators, water, valuable resources are being used while countless new yorkers are still suffering. the mayor says the race will go on. i think it is crazy. a legendary marathon runner is here exclusively to disagree with me. even when they say it's not it is always about money melissa: all right. first let's take a look at the day's market headlines. better than expected october jobs report failed to lift stocks after some early gains, the major indices tumbled closing at session lows. the dow fell 139 points. shares of chesapeake energy helped drag down energy stocks. the natural gas producer reported a third quarter loss and said it is delaying scheduled asset sales. there was one bright spot though on the day for sure. that was starbucks. shares of the coffee giant soared 9%. it solid beat fiscal fourth quarter earnings estimates while raising the full-year profit outlook. look at that stock. >>> now to our top story. the dire gas shortage is a consequence of the super
. now lying in piles of rubble that stretch for miles across the new york city borough of staten island. cleanup is underway. and with every new layer of debris that's removed, the tragic stories emerge of the residents whose lives have been turned upside down. cnn's brian todd is on the scene for us. brian, what are you seeing on staten island right now? >> reporter: well, wolf, at just about every house you go to in the section of staten island you hear horrific and pretty detailed stories of just how bad the storm was. here's the story of one man who took a few hits. if you can't imagine what it's like to suffer through a massive storm, listen to nick. >> the water was so high. it was up to this part of the door. i couldn't get into the door. i went around the side of the house. and i stood on a box that was floating. and i went through the window to get back in the house with my family. >> reporter: taking us through his house on staten island, the retired ups truck driver says he and his family scrambledto n upper floor away from water he was sure was going to keep rising. his wife
on for hours. this evening, new york city's mayor reversed himself and canceled sunday's new york city marathon. his hand forced by withering criticism. >> they got generators over there to keep the runners warm. we need the help! >> pelley: the starting line for the race was to be on staten island, home of the trayna family where at least 19 people were killed. we have a team of correspondents covering the aftermath of sandy. first, we're going to go to anna werner who was there when more bodies were found on staten island today. anna? >> reporter: scott, many people here say that they live in the forgotten borough and that that has never been more true than in the wake of hurricane sandy. the devastation and pain are everywhere here, in the neighborhood where more people died than any other. 13 feet of water swept across mapleton avenue. >> we're leaving them in place. >> reporter: the national guard found the bodies here of two people trapped by the surge. one was in a window. catherine merced was also trapped next door. >> i heard her screaming but we couldn't help her. we were too late. >>
ago aaa reports nearly two-thirds of all gas stations in new york city and new jersey are shut down. the federal government took new action, though, today in the past several hours to get more fuel into the communities. with gas lines throughout the region stretching for miles, the department of homeland security has eased restrictions on foreign flag oil tankers. jim cantore has more for us on this problem. >> hey, tamron. this is what i would call an orderly gas line, even though it's packed, it's orderly he. people are lined up to each pump, and they filled the tanks with tangers that came in here. this is a nice supply of gas here at the vince lombardi truck stop. back towards the west, you can see here this gentleman, this police officer is actually directing traffic coming in from the exit into which line they should get in. as we show you where that line is, it travels all the way back up around to the turnpike. last night we understand this line was all the way out into the turnpike, which creates a dangerous situation there. so this is pretty good. you have about an hour an
with talk on rails. >>> amtrak getting back up to speed between d.c. and new york city. amtrak's president hopes it will be able to resume service between new york and boston later today as well. rail system in talks to borrow trains from canada to provide more service to hard-hit parts of new jersey and new york. >>> in dominion, virginia, they have restored power to all those who lost electricity during sandy. but pg & e is still working to get the lights back on. 400 customers still without power right now. >>> dominion power virginia will help with sandy relief efforts elsewhere. 1,500 workers sent to new jersey to help get power back on for hundreds of thousands still in the dark. meagan mcgrath live at national harbor, where crews are prepping for their big mission. meagan, good morning. >> we're here in the parking lot of the gaylord hotel. the staging area here. you can see the power trucks behind me here. they are sending 1,500 crews to new jersey to help out with the power situation there. some are leaving today. right now, inside the hotel catching some sleep before they begin t
distribution sites open staffed by national guard members, new york city service volunteers and by the staff of the salvation army, the distributed something like 290,000 meals in nearly half a million bottles of water yesterday via those sites reopen again today from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. open for us, saturday 1:00 until 5:00 and we will keep them open as long as they are needed. we have to come up with a long-term plan for people out of their homes for months, not able to cook and find food, and we're working on that but our first concern is to meet the immediate needs of people and hope what electricity comes back to some, the population that will really need our help will be down to it more manageable size but whatever size it is i am convinced we have the resources and the drive and the management to do so. anyone who visit visit one of o3 sites will be able to take three meals and bottles of water. people should bring their own bags to carry the food and water if at all possible. to publicize their hours and locations of these homes they've handed out thousands of flyers in english and spa
of new york city, there are hundreds and hundreds of cars lined up and they ran out of fuel. then picture came here to route 3, westbound, and an amazing sight, people lined up with gas cans for fuels or work vehicles, and people who have lined up their cars on route 3, waiting for hours. the people at the pumps now said they waited about two hours. we are told that this line stretches more than three miles. can you not see the end of it because it goes beyond the crest of the hill so the people at the end of that line could be in for a wait of several hours. the issue here is power. many of the gas stations, by one estimate, four out five gas stations in new jersey do not have power. they cannot pump the fuel. a couple have generators. if they do not have power they cannot pump. those that do are running out. or they have ridiculously long lines. the power could be out in new jersey for at least another week. >>shepard: i understand a town in jersey is talking about rationing. >>guest: one town has decided to go to an odd and even plan from the 70's, in your license lates ends with an od
are going out of their mind, out of patience, not only for the tough situation but form new york city detective bo dietl says a difficult situation if authorities do not help those whose temperatures are about for burst. you look to be in a separate world? >>guest: they are patting each other on the back. i have people on staten i'll, new jersey, on long island, my son if law's house, washed away. people living with no houses and people in staten island, crying with no water. be real. these people need help. we should mobilize our police department. get them over to staten island. there are only cops and firemen, maybe that is the problem. my problem is i am getting the calls each day, people are crying, why isn't anyone doing anything in now we don't care about that, we are going to have a marathon on sunday? something is wrong with somebody. this is ridiculous. guys who are retired say they call the special number and they are as the parade route on sunday for crowd control. they want to help people. you ought to find more bodies in the houses, with freeport and the rockaways. peopl
to tweet your thoughts as we count down to election day. >>> breaking news from new york city. a short time ago, mayor bloomberg reversed course and announced sunday's running of the new york city marathon is cancelled. bloomberg came under sharp criticism for not canceling the race. in the aftermath of hurricane send, the city is still recovering from the massive storms and killed 40 people in new york alone. many are still without power. the transportation in the city has been snarled. the resources would have been diverted for the marathon and they're needed to help the city recover from sandy. >>> mntime, the heart of new york is slowly beating as recovery from sandy picked up a bit. the cleanup is breeding frustration, though, and desperation. millions of people without power, gas, food, drinking water, hurricane sandy not being blamed on 96 deaths in the united states. 570,000 homes and businesses are without power. could be several more days before electricity is completely restored and a gas shortage loom across the state and into neighboring new jersey. many say the situation is o
everything has come to a stop after an outpouring of suffering and rage, new york city cancels the marathon. >>> boiling point in one of the areas hardest hit by this storm. and the long lines for gas, some relief is on the way. >>> four days to go in the race for president. and tonight there is news on the jobs front. >>> and making a difference, step by step, 21 stories in the dark, one woman's mission to help those in need. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, an entire region remains crippled and hurting tonight, life is far from normal for millions of people, including those in the most densely populated areas in the country, heading into the fifth night with no power, the death toll went over 100. while today in the air, we could see the first signs that the calvary is coming, vehicles, pallets, arriving in new york city, all day today, on top of the anger for those who have not received help yet, there was disbelief that the city of new york was going through with the marathon on sunday, a race to go through all five boroughs, in some places still flooded, and places where peop
an official disaster. >> and we are just now getting late word coming about the weather and the new york city marathon. word has come in that they have cancelled it. mayor bloomberg said he was going to go through with it, but now they are going to cancel a. >> there was an uprising. a lot of people were upset. >> it was a huge problem. yes, we will keep on top of that, with the developments. >> we have the potential? >> the storm is forming. you have that outlook four, five, six days out. you look at the computer guidance. it might even be in nor'easter. back in the weather center, bob and i and the gang, we have a more classic storm warning. nothing like the scale of sandy. the closer we get the, the more we can predict its effects. >> all right. >> we have some pretty pictures. this is the time lapse. this is the high school in arlington. beautiful, mesmerizing. it is just, but i don't know, kind of a soothing. >> it looks computer-generated. >> it does. but it is not. that is a good sign if you are missing the sunshine but skies will clear out tonight and we will get sunshine for the week
storm. things are back to normal for f us, people living from jersey on the way to new york city are dealing with the e of the rain, wind, and flooding. welch joins us. what are the biggest improvements to have seen in the cleanup efforts? for anow, i have to say people to enter a new be thety, that would was that the subway today up and running. d running in aan limited fashion. am and lower manhattan right w at city hall. basically, everything south is power here.t that includes the subway stations in this part of the city. for a lot of people that commute from brooklyn into the city and versa, the city has set up a bus system. there have been some issues with this in terms of waiting time. lines for the buses have wrapped the block. cases they have been as long as a mild. it can take anywhere from three to get into the city. that, weher side of have issues today with power. to say, in the immediate aftermath of the storm there people without power. down to 3r is million. here at enter the city, michael says for some people in the outer boroughs, it could be until the end of ne
they can. in hoboken across the hudson river from new york city, families trapped by sandy even today, are being rescued by units of the national guard. in new york, tens of thousands of commuters lined up for buses as most subway tunnels remain flooded. federal officials have already brought in a million meals and other emergency supplies to the city and more will be needed. the totals across the country in sandy's wake, at least 93 dead including 38 in new york city and 12 in new jersey. some 4.5 million homes and businesses without power. an enormous number but one that is better than it had been. an estimated $50 billion in storm-related losses, a number that keeps rising. on the campaign trail, mitt romney encountered a heckler who voiced a widespread theory of what had made the storm so deadly. >> romney: thank you for the help you provided and for the help you're going to provide. [ applause ] >> what about the climate? that's what caused this monster storm. >> eliot: romney didn't have an answer. his s
on their back. you know, it's -- >> frustrating, i bet. >> very frustrating. >> reporter: from new york city to new jersey, desperation is now replacing sadness. >> you need to come here and help us. we need assistance. please. >> reporter: crews are trying to salvage mere shells of once thriving communities. residents locked out of their homes for safety reasons are losing patience. >> why is it unsafe there and nowhere else? talk to the rest of the homeowners. >> we got the gas company trying to shut the gas lines off. >> i don't care about a house. i'd rather care about your life. >> reporter: in new york city many are questioning the mayor's priorities as they prepare for the yearly marathon. >> we're pulling bodies out of the water. you see the disconnect here? >> reporter: the pain from sandy still fresh with communities anxious to recover. forecasters say a winter storm could get here well before the power is back on next week. reporting live in atlantic city, i'm danielle lee. back to you. >> thank you, danielle. more on that storm coming up. >>> first, crippled public transportation
. >>> on to superstorm sandy where new york city has now canceled the marathon. that's one of the biggest sporting events of the year but at least 41 new yorkers died in the super symptoms, and nearly half of them on statten island. hundreds need food and water, and they say help just isn't coming fast enough. >> reporter: the new york city marathon is the latest victim of superstorm sandy. the city canceled after public backlash. some complained the marathon would take police away from areas still recovering from the storm. the mayor issued a statement saying we cannot allow controversy over an athletic event to distract attention away from the critically important work that is being done to recover from the storm. many of those affect agreed. >> life changes. you can't -- sometimes you've got to cancel things. there was no halloween. >> reporter: sandy's force is very visible on steapt island where the marathon was supposed to start. in gray kills harbor, boats are piled on top of each other. homes are boarded up, some with signs begging for help. >> we've been completely devastated. >> reporter: hundr
housing programs. >> reporter: nearly half of the reported debts in new york city took place here on staten island. now, forecasters say another storm is on the horizon and is expected to say east of new york in new jersey. david lee miller, fox news. >>> we continue our coverage now with fox 5s paul wagner. he joining us live from staten island. homeland security secretary janet napolitano on the ground there late today touring the devastation, we understand. >> reporter: she was, will. she held a news briefing here a while ago. after her remarks, they opened it up for questions, and i asked her immediately, madame secretary, of all the damage you have seen from hurricane sandy, what is the worse and where does staten island rank in she said staten island ranks among the worse at the. to let me show what you is going here and this is the relief center. they set up a relief center for within gone who needs to come and make anything to make their lives bet or staten island. there is bottled water, hot foods, drinks, dry goods, cereal. many things in your pantry, toilet paper, diape
moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 1st, 2012. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. and tonight, we bring you a fresh crisis in a community already decimated by superstorm sandy. tensions are running high over a dwindling supply of vital fuel and supplies on staten island. perhaps the least well known of new york city's five borrows. just a short ferry ride from manhattan, smack dab in the middle of new york harbor. so, that means it bore the brunt of the devastating flood surge. so, tonight, as search andless kupt continues, my co-anchor cynthia mcfadden is there. good evening, cynthia. >> reporter: good evening, terry. massive disaster are composed of small tragedies, one that played out behind me. you may just be able to make out a staircase that used to lead to a house where mother, father and 13-year-old daughter lived. only the mother survived. those stories are far too common out here in staten island. >> when is the government coming? >> reporter: it was a desperate cry for help. >> we're going to die, if we get killed with the weath
rationing in parts of new jersey and the new york city mayor has changed course. the new york city marathon cancelled. plus the final jobs report before americans head to the polls. >> this morning we learned that companies hired more workers in october than at anytime in the last eight months! >> he said he was going to lower the unemployment rate. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> just four days to go until americans cast their ballots. but will the new jobs numbers help undecided voters make up their minds? tonight yet another new story line as we near the finish line in the race for the white house. plus, new hope for patients as the hope for fuel begins to grow desperate. but with lines in some cases now stretching for miles, sempers and of in the storm zone are on the rise. >> no gas. they just closed. oh, my god! >> tonight new promises that help is on the way. >> but first from fox this friday night the fuel tankers carrying millions gallons of desperately needed gasoline to the heart of the hurricane zone are offshore and ready to be unloaded b. bu
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